Piked Stalder Shaposhnikova (Komova)



Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (low bar-to-high bar)

Known as
Piked Stalder Shaposhnikova/Shaposh/Shap
Inbar Shaposhnikova
Komova II

Named for
Viktoria Komova (RUS)

In one of the most “really, why?” counterintuitive quirks of skill naming, this piked Stalder Shaposh is known as the Komova II, while the more complex version of this skill with an additional 1/2 twist is the Komova I.

That’s because Komova got the 1/2-twisting version named after herself at the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 but did not do the regular version until the World Championship in 2011, and naming numbers go chronologically. Even though you’d think the simpler version would be the Komova and the more complex would be the Komova II……nope. Just to be complicated.

The piked Stalder Shaposhnikova is incredibly valuable because it’s rated an E while the rest of the non-twisting Shaposh skills are Ds.

For the differences among the names, refer to: Shaposhatchev Dictionary


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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